What I have posted here were mostly oils for the larger scale works and acrylics for the smaller since they are plein-air and the quick dry time is helpful. However I have and should post more recent work. All of which is oils. Something about the finished product in oils is more enjoyable to me. I tried different mediums added to acrylics for body change, surface, finish etc. Still oil wins in my opinion.
I visited the forest again with my panels and paints ready. I must say I feel more successful. I did better on limiting the amount of colors I allowed myself to put down. Instead I focused on the most important colors and worked hard to mix the ones I felt fit just right. The two paintings will follow this.
The previous 2 paintings posted were some plein-air paintings I had done in the forest. Most of my landscapes are focusing on a distance from where I sit. However while sitting and painting I realized the vast amount of information around me. I was unable to focus on a distant place and the paintings instead were me trying to get a grasp on the massive amount of colors, values, and textures around me. Overwhelming. The first of which seems almost fully abstract. In reality it was a small hill in front of me with a couple trees growing from the side and above and beyond the crest of the hill was forest. Yet the way the light hit the ground there was an infinite amount of colored spots. The result of my confusion and frustration ends up being unrecognizable. The second, again, was so much information as water rushed from my left and down the falls in between two walls of rock. I will soon again be attempting to capture something in that wonderful place. I am unsatisfied. But it was a great experience.